Privatizing wars of choice like the tepublican representatives long sought, along with many in the public, after privatization of the peoples responsibility the Veterans Administration for fun and bottom line profits!
WASHINGTON -- 01/24/2013 -- The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the company's negligent poisoning of U.S. soldiers in Iraq resigned from the military in 2003 after a tenure marked by questions about his ties to Enron Corp.
Thomas E. White, named secretary of the Army in 2001, signed an indemnity agreement protecting KBR, the military's largest contractor, from legal liability on March 19, 2003. KBR had asked for the agreement as part of its contract to rebuild Iraq oilfields destroyed in the U.S. invasion. White resigned a month later, on April 23, under fire for his previous role as a senior Enron executive and after clashing with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his advocacy for a multi-billion dollar artillery system.
KBR's indemnity agreement, obtained by The Huffington Post through a Freedom of Information Act request, was classified as secret until Dec. 21, 2012, the month after a federal jury in Oregon decided the company should pay $85 million for negligence that allowed a dozen soldiers to be exposed to a cancer-causing chemical sodium dichromate at the Qarmat Ali water treatment plant in Iraq. read more>>>
Blood money from wars of choice, abandoning the main missions of Afghanistan to invade and occupy Iraq! And the kicker is even the tax payers aren't paying, a decade plus now added to the previous decades and wars, not only for these wars but the long underfunded Veterans Administration. Rubber Stamping and rapidly rising deficits started Before 9/11, wars came with tax cuts especially for the wealthy!